My goal as a therapist is to give you a safe place to land, no matter where life has taken you or what you have endured thus far. I believe in providing you a place to express how you truly feel, and helping you through whatever you are experiencing, whether it’s depression, anxiety, trauma, or any other mental health symptoms or situations. I believe our mental health is connected by relationships with those around us, as well as our physical health and daily habits. I want to hold space for you to be yourself and be comfortable working on your mental health. At the same time, I encourage you to acknowledge progress, and acknowledge difficult/uncomfortable emotions you might avoid otherwise. We will set the goals YOU want, so that you can live life the way you want to.
I have spent much of my adult life working with older adults, as well as adults and kids with disabilities, but have also found a love of working with persons of all ages and walks of life since starting my career as a therapist. I graduated with my Bachelors in Social Work in 2019 and graduated the following year in 2020 with my Masters in Social Work, both from Utah State University. Since that time, I have been working with Kids, Teens, and Adults of all ages and have been utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma- Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy (mainly for young children), and other creative interventions to assist clients in achieving their goals. I am excited to help you grow and become the person you want to be.
MORE ABOUT KIERRA
My approach to therapy is to help empower you and help find the answers you are seeking. I often find myself being a listening ear for some clients, but others often like to have me talk through things with them to help them find their own answers. I want treatment to be successful for you, so I am always open to what you have to say or what you feel you need during a session. I am here for you, and want you to be able to reach your goals.
Self-esteem, self-worth, confidence
AGE OF SPECIALTY
TYPES OF THERAPY
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Strengths Based Perspective
“Don’t look back, you’re not going that way!”
KNOW YOUR THERAPIST
WHAT DID YOU GET YOUR DEGREE(S) IN AND WHERE FROM?
I completed both my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Social Work at Utah State University.
SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
I have spent much of my adult life working with older adults, as well as adults and children with disabilities, but have also found a love of working with persons of all ages and walks of life since starting my career as a therapist.
WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BECOME A THERAPIST?
I have been through my own life experiences and trauma and find I empathize with a number of people and situations. During my undergraduate degree, I came to know how beneficial a well-skilled therapist can be in the healing journey. Because of my personal experiences, I strive to be what you need in a therapist to make sure you have the best possible experience in your own healing journey.
WHATS YOUR THERAPEUTIC APPROACH?
My approach to therapy is to help empower you and help find the answers you are seeking. I find myself being a listening ear for some clients, but sometimes clients like to have me talk through things with them to help them find their own answers. I want treatment to be successful for you, so I am always open to what you have to say or what you feel you need during a session. I am here for you, and want you to be able to reach your goals.
WHAT KIND OF HOMEWORK OR ASSIGNMENTS DO YOU GIVE CLIENTS?
I often like to give clients some sort of task to work on at home. It can be a worksheet, implementing a coping skill, or trying out a technique we talk about in session. If homework isn’t done before session or there are barriers to getting it accomplished, we will work through it together, try again, or work around it!
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST SESSION WITH YOU?
Relax. Breathe. Be yourself. Often times before an intake session, clients express high amounts of anxiety, fear, and panic not knowing "how it's going to go". If it’s difficult for you to open up at first, I don’t expect you to share everything all in one session. I like to get to know YOU a bit, not just your symptoms.
The best advice I can offer is be yourself. Be real. How you are feeling is valid, your experiences are valid. You are in control of your session and treatment. If you don't like your therapist, that’s okay. Let's find someone that works best for you. You are in control.